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aghast
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
shocked with feelings of surprise and dismay (sadness, disappointment, or worry)
  • "Well," said he, "if you had committed a murder, and I had told you your crime was discovered, you could scarcely look more aghast."
    Chapter 33 (50% in)
  • ...shock of feeling had come like the earthquake which shook the foundations of Paul and Silas's prison; it had opened the doors of the soul's cell and loosed its bands — it had wakened it out of its sleep, whence it sprang trembling, listening, aghast; then vibrated thrice a cry on my startled ear, and in my quaking heart and through my spirit, which neither feared nor shook, but exulted as if in joy over the success of one effort it had been privileged to make, independent of the...
    Chapter 36 (11% in)

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